No Surprise Here: Rachel Maddow’s Rating In The Toilet After Trump Tax Publicity Stunt
Rachel Maddow made an absolute fool of herself this week after her “scoop” regarding Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return flopped horrifically.
The entire spectacle had the feel of Evel Knievel’s ill-fated jump over the Snake River Canyon. For weeks, Knievel pumped enthusiasm into the stunt, even though, behind the scenes, his entire crew knew that act would never be completed. Knievel pushed on, however, and launched his poorly assembled rocket into the skies above the Idaho where his parachute immediately deployed. This left viewers and supporters utterly flabbergasted, angry, and feeling more than a little gipped.
Maddow’s meltdown was equally a flop. Not only did Maddow lose the publishing race for these 2 pages of Trump’s 2005 tax return to Trump himself, Maddow’s 20 minute lead up to anything of substance was critically eviscerated as nothing more than a ratings stunt for the struggling liberal media outlet MSNBC. Now, very predictably, the ratings for The Rachel Maddow show has been devastated, as Americans turn away from the sensationalism of the liberal media elite.
Following her show on Tuesday night where she revealed President Donald Trump’s partial 2005 tax return — which ended up being a big win for the White House — Maddow saw her ratings plummet 36 percent the next day.
The ratings plummet even included a nearly double digit drop, nine percent, from the previous week.
And among the key demographic of 25 to 54-year-olds, Maddow’s viewership dropped a staggering 54 percent, according to TVNewser, including a 16 percent drop compared to the previous week.
Maddow’s main competition on Tuesday included Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewing Trump and a CNN health care debate with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. She bested CNN, but still lagged behind Fox by more than one million viewers.
Maddow was widely mocked for her segment because it revealed that Trump made $150 million in 2005 and paid $38 million in taxes — equaling a tax rate of 25 percent — which demolished the Democrats’ theory that Trump is a tax evader.”
Even liberal pundits such as CNN’s Van Jones were forced to admit that Maddow’s ridiculous stunt did nothing but behoove President Trump, as it proved that he was paying his fair share of taxes during 2005 – a point of contention during the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton, who repeatedly insinuated that Donald Trump was not contributing to the nation via the IRS in the manner in which he should.